16 Government Types

16 Government Types

16 Government Types

The Way Governments Works

  1. Republic
    A government whose authority is based on citizen’s votes, which are represented by elected or nominated officials chosen in free elections.
  2. Democracy
    Democracy means ‘rule of the people’ The term today refers to a political system in which the people or their elected representatives govern themselves
  3. Theocracy
    A government where priests rule in the name of God or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided, or consistent with the principles of a particular religion.
  4. Autocracy
    A government controlled by absolute power, & in the hands of a single person with minimal restraints on the decision & lack of any mechanism of popular control
  5. Technocracy
    A government where scientists & technical experts are in control of the state & where rulers are selected on the basis of their knowledge/skill rather than wealth /power.
  6. Fascism
    It is a way of ruling that advocates total control of the people and seeks to promote the ancestral & cultural values & eradicate foreign influences
  7. Anarchy 
    Anarchy is a state of absence of law, a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
  8. Monarchy
    A government where supreme authority is vested in a single & usually hereditary figure, such as a king, & whose powers can vary from absolute to none at all
  9. Oligarchy
    Rule of the few. It is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a faction of persons or families.
  10. Plutocracy
    Government rule by the rich or power provided by wealth, often used to describe a wealthy class ruling a government, often from behind the scenes.
  11.  Tyranny
    Government or authority of an absolute ruler; arbitrary exercise of power over subjects nor requisite for the purposes of government/approved by law and justice.
  12. Totalitarian
    A totalitarian system is the one in which a single political authority regulates total control over state, that is centralized and dictatorial
  13. Federation
    A political organisation characterized by union of small states, groups or parties, which are self-governed in internal affairs & are united under a central government.
  14. Communism
    As a system of government, communism is a system of government in which the state owns and operates industry on behalf of the people
  15. Junta
    It refers to a group or coalition that takes control of the state after overthrowing a government. Usually this is done by a military groups
  16. Dictatorship
    A form of government where the power rests entirely on one person or a group of persons. This rule could be acquired by inheritance of force & is usually oppressive

16 Government Types

58 Replies to “16 Government Types”

  1. If possible try to give an example of a country which is or was practicing the type of government and if possible try to mention wars fought to reign their type of government to establish their authority.

      1. Their not the same, communism and socialism are almost the complete opposite of capitalism, in many different ways. Communism is mention because, the government has to plan what to do with the means of production, and socialism is typically grouped in with communism

      2. Yes, because the workers who own the means of production and one person who owns the means of production “are all the same”, lmao.

      3. They are not the same, Communism is an economic ideology that is moneyless taxless stateless absence of private property equality, and absence of power while Socialism the government controls the flow of goods and they distributed it equally amongs the population, there is no private property on Socialism either

        1. A switch between a government system, for syndicalism it was a term coined because of the french revolution, so capitalism to capitalism, but an absolute monarchy to a semi-presidential system which is basically a representative democracy with a president and prime minister in charge.

      1. Do you really believe that the Nordic counties are on their way to becoming Communist? Those countries are socialist and capitalist. Canada is capitalist and socialist. America is capitalist and a little bit socialist. Just don’t tell anyone.

    1. because in communism there is no leader. The people are the leaders, and there is no dictator. communism is a government type and a type of infrastructure. capitalism and socialism are infrastructure only and are supposed to be paired up with other types of government.

    1. But it requires political ideology in order to function.
      You will be surprised how much economics goes hand in hand with how your government rules.

    2. Well communism(if were talking about rhe ussr/other Marxist-Leninist states) relies on the government as it has to plan what to do withe the means of production

    3. Communism and socialism are government types what are you talking about they also kind of have a economic ideology that go along with them Capitalism is the only one of the three that isn’t a governing ideology Capitalism is simply parties engaging in a agreed exchange of goods and or services for a trade or “price” and the government or anyone or thing isn’t supposed to be able to intervene

  2. These are short definitions. There’s more to them so why short people on the full meaning of things irresponsible and dangerous.

  3. After reading all these forms of government I believe the United States has become a technocracy/oligarchy… With a capitalist /socialist economic system

  4. They are all economic systems, but Communism has direct influence and control from the government. Communism is both an economic system and a type of government. Capitalism and Socialism are just economic systems.

  5. Doesn’t seem to be any difference at all between a Democracy and a Republic. What is the distinction?

  6. They really are not the same. Communism is a stateless, classless, moneyless society. Socialism is when the workers own the means of their own production

  7. I personally believe in a democratic technocracy. This is so the interests of intellectuals are given to them being able to decide a variety of researchers and minds. Basically smart people vote for more smart people. The people of that nation would commonly be happy, because the technology of a nation determines happiness the nations whole focus is to advance technology to there aid. So this would be the perfect society, the people use of advanced technology would make them happy, the technology would enable the scientists to develop technologies based off the people’s wants. This also means that the researchers and scientists would eventually rise and grow wary of this. So the people decide on a council member similar to a parliamentary committee or senate and then they decide resolutions. This has been seen successful as the world superpower is the U.S a representative democracy.

  8. I personally believe in a democratic technocracy. This is so the interests of intellectuals are given to them being able to decide a variety of researchers and minds. Basically smart people vote for more smart people. The people of that nation would commonly be happy, because the technology of a nation determines happiness the nations whole focus is to advance technology to there aid. So this would be the perfect society, the people use of advanced technology would make them happy, the technology would enable the scientists to develop technologies based off the people’s wants. This also means that the researchers and scientists would eventually rise and grow wary of this. So the people decide on a council member similar to a parliamentary committee or senate and then they decide resolutions. This has been seen successful as the world superpower is the U.S a representative democracy.

  9. Lol people talk so much about Capitalism and compare it to socialism and communism when it’s not even in the same universe Capitalism has nothing to do with government or really anything all it is and what it literally means and is, is people doing an exchange of goods and or services for an agreed “price” what ever the payment may be and the exchange is freely made between the parties involved with no use of force and not being cohorsed into it with no out side interference in fact government and no other party is supposed be able to be involved

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